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In this month's video:
• Highlights from Underwater Intervention 2013
• ADCI's Latest Initiatives

 

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There are substantial differences between the 5th and current 6th editions. Please take time to note all of the changes and additions to:
• Operational and equipment requirements
• Diving personnel medical training requirements
• Diving personnel certification requirements
• Checklist and audit protocols


Implementation of Certification and Equipment Requirements
Except where noted, all new certification and equipment requirements will take effect immediately. Noted changes to take effect after formal adoption of this document will be annotated by a superscript (1, 2, or 3) after the stated requirement.

The legend for the superscript is as follows:
1 – Compliance required after 6 months from 7 July 2011
2 – Compliance required after 12 months from 7 July 2011
3 – Compliance required after 24 months from 7 July 2011

Preview the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations 6th edition on the ADCI website.  A "read only" version can be found at www.adc-int.org.

 
Interested in contributing to UnderWater magazine?
UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
After 53 years and more than 6,000 dives, former Cheswick resident Dick Geyer has a reverence for the highly specialized job of commercial diving, but still speaks of his work with the excitement of a novice.
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The Navy on Wednesday identified two sailors who perished during routine diving operations at a test pond at an Army site in Maryland. Officials said 28-year-old Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris of Gladstone, Mo., died Tuesday. They were assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Maritime Training & Competence Solutions (MTCS), UK, plans to send a number of its ROV pilot trainees to Portugal to assist EMEPC in its work on the Portuguese continental shelf. In April 2005, the Portuguese government created a multidisciplinary task group for the extension of the continental shelf (EMEPC) to prepare Portugal's claim to the CLCS (Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf).
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Ten Cambodian deminers graduated on Thursday from the first diving training to find underwater unexploded ordnances (UXOs) after a four-week intensive course.
The course was supported by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.
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With all the necessary consents now in place, Siemens is hoping to reach financial close for the 10MW scheme by the end of 2013. Meaning that by 2015 the company expects to have completed the so-called Skerries Tidal Stream Array, creating Wales' first tidal power farm.
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Researchers steering a remote-controlled submarine around the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents have collected numerous samples from sunless depths of the Caribbean Sea where blazing hot, mineral-rich fluid gushes from volcanic chimneys that look like gnarled tree stumps.
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation ranking member Garamendi warns resources will be severely slashed, significantly hampering maritime commerce.
During the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee hearing yesterday, Ranking Member Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield) exposed that cutbacks to basic maritime services caused by the sequester will significantly hit our economy.
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Tesla Offshore, based in Houston, USA, is purchasing a Bluefin-21 AUV from Bluefin Robotics (USA). This purchase coincides with Tesla’s intent to expand its presence in deepwater oil and gas field development, as well as positioning itself to pursue governmental, environmental and academic applications support.
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Shell inform that the time out this season will be used to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage.
Shell is one of the leaders in an industry move into offshore Arctic exploration. The company continues to use its extensive experience in Arctic and sub-Arctic environments to prepare for safe activities in Alaska.
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Globally-recognised and highly respected commercial diver and ROV training facility, The Underwater Centre, has made a senior appointment to further strengthen links between the Centre and the offshore industry.
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Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. (CWE) , an Australian marine technology developer, won a A$1.3 million ($1.3 million) grant from the government to built a seawater desalination project powered by wave energy.
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The Divers Institute of Technology (DIT), Seattle Washington and the Underwater Centre in Fort William, Scotland have formed an alliance to provide American and Canadian divers the opportunity to advance their careers in the global subsea market.
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With an expected growth rate of around 2 percent per annum, it comes as no surprise to industry watchers that the Philippines has started focusing on developing its petroleum sector. The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) said it aims to make the country 60 percent self-sufficient in energy by 2024 in a 2011 public address.
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Visiongain’s analysis indicates that the global market for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the oil & gas industry will reach a value of $2.46bn in 2013. The sector will experience strong growth over the forecast period as increasing expenditure in the deepwater and subsea construction markets create strong demand for ROVs.
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DIVE COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
SEA CONs Rubber Molded Connector with Integral Gripper is a waterproof electrical connector specifically produced for the sewer and waste water industries. It is a variation of SEA CONs standard Rubber Molded waterproof electrical connector range but incorporates a grippable serration allowing for handling and unplugging in slippery and wet conditions.
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TDW Offshore Services (TDW) announced completion of two key pipeline interventions in Australia for a major operator. The two operations were carried out using the SmartPlug® pressure isolation tool for distinctly different purposes. The technology makes it possible to isolate pipeline pressure in a designated section of pipeline for hours - or months - to create a safe environment during construction works or while repairs are made.
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